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The Emerald Jewel

March 17, 2011
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Author Notes

In honor of St. Patrick's Day I combined my German Waldmeister with a Harp premium lager. This added a distinct sweet herbal flavor to the beer; it's not just your green food coloring. This is an Irish riff on the Berliner Weisse. I suggest adding fresh ginger to the Waldmeister for a some added zing. —Sagegreen

  • Serves 1, easily doubled for a friend
  • 2 tablespoons Waldmeister (woodruff syrup)
  • 4 one inch long, thin slices of fresh ginger, optional
  • 12 ounces Harp premium lager
In This Recipe
  1. For a variation, first add the ginger to the Waldmeister and let it rest for half an hour or up to a few hours.
  2. Pour the Waldmeister (without the ginger slices) into the lager. Cheers, Prost, Sláinte!

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  • wssmom
  • JoanG
  • TiggyBee
  • mrslarkin
  • hardlikearmour

16 Reviews

wssmom May 31, 2011
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Sagegreen May 31, 2011
Thank you kindly, wssmom!
JoanG May 31, 2011
Stunnig, and delicious I am sure!
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Sagegreen May 31, 2011
Thanks, Joan. I just added the ginger, which makes this even better, IMO!
TiggyBee March 17, 2011
mrs o'larkin, o'sagegreen and o'hardlikearmour...you're all killin' me.
TiggyBee March 17, 2011
in a good way!!
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Sagegreen March 17, 2011
Thanks, O'TiggyBee!
hardlikearmour March 17, 2011
now who's killing who, O'TiggyBee!
mrslarkin March 17, 2011
Mmm...mmm! Wish I had one right now! Does the Waldmeister have a flavor?
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Sagegreen March 17, 2011
Oh yes, the woodruff has a distinct herbal kind of flavor in a sweet syrup. I like this better than the Berliner prototype.
hardlikearmour March 17, 2011
Have you ever made maywine? I have some sweet woodruff (just starting to spring out of the ground) and made maywine last year. I like the flavor of it.
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Sagegreen March 17, 2011
I love Maywine, but have not made it myself. Great idea. Bet that would be nice with your brie and grape tart.
hardlikearmour March 17, 2011
Great photo! Love me some green beer.
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Sagegreen March 17, 2011
It's a German syrup; since they have such purity laws about their beers, they have lots of over the counter add-ins.
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Sagegreen March 17, 2011
Thanks, TiggyBee!
TiggyBee March 17, 2011
Yay for sunshine!!! Nice!! *smiles*